Category: open standards

The return of sweat-shop capitalism

I once wrote these words in my unfortunate, naive and relative youth (a couple of years ago I mean), in a piece titled “Is Web 2.0 an example of 21st century socialism?”: Lessig doesn’t think so. More here. But I do.…

The Inside-Person Index

Here’s a thought: if we believe in transparency in government – and by extension in business, paid journalism, the Fifth Estate and other areas of important activity in our societies – we need to be able to measure its degree. …

Open source "wherever possible"?

This is an interesting development.  (Thanks to Paul for pointing it my way.) In the response to a pretty innocuous parliamentary question from Tom Watson, new Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude makes a statement which could, on the face of…